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Lake: Chatfield Reservoir
Fish: Longnose Sucker

Sucker fish in denver area

Post By: ugly1257      Posted: 11/20/2011 9:51:04 PM     Points: 85    
I will be in the denver area on sunday and am looking to targer suckers any good reccomendations area? bait? location?, am not to familiar with denver area but hear that chatfield has a large population. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any info anyone can help with.
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 11/20/2011 10:19:40 PM     Points: 6196
Try some of the stagnant pools below Chatfield with worms or salmon eggs on the bottom.
 Reply by: ugly1257      Posted: 11/20/2011 11:50:31 PM     Points: 85
thanks will give it a shot looking at the map I am guessing that you are talking about the over flow on the back side of the dam and between south platte res and chatfield or were you talking about the other end of the lake?
 Reply by: Jakers83      Posted: 11/21/2011 12:07:02 AM     Points: 58
I think he is talking about the ponds at the dog off leash area. they do have suckers in there and some good size. Not to sure how many are left after someone put gill nets in there killing off about 200 this summer. But the over flow at the bottom of the spill way is off limits and you can get a piece of paper that will cost you money if you do fish that one. But the dog ponds are the two on the north side of the dam
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 11/21/2011 8:31:03 AM     Points: 6196
No, I mean the river, from the spillway all the way to Greeley.

Where are you? There are suckers all over the state, there is no need to travel anywhere special just to get a hold of some. Just about all the ponds in the metro area have them and the majority of mountain lakes, reservoirs, and rivers have them too.
 Reply by: ugly1257      Posted: 11/21/2011 10:53:36 AM     Points: 85
we are south of colorado springs but will be ther on sunday any way so thought we would make it a more usefull trip. and round up some suckes for the macs and northerns this winter, thanks again!

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